By Michael Morris
The children-crafted decorations were hung in the McBride Senior Center with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be there.
The eager children weren’t nestled or snug in their beds, they were there for breakfast dressed in white, green and red.
Families spilled into the local senior center as the aroma of pancakes and sausage circulated through the air Saturday morning.
For recreation coordinator Penny Hernandez, the opportunity to host the annual event for families is accented by the volunteer efforts of her own family. With much-appreciated assistance from her husband Joe Hernandez in the kitchen, Penny was able to host the North Pole native for the sixth straight year.